Oct 18, 2006 - 04:22 PM
I'm not much of a linux expert, but a friend of mine said that it's bad. If it hangs hard, then there's probably a hardware/kernel/driver bug. If it recovers after 30 seconds, then it's just dhcp timing out.
He said for a desktop machine, he would investigate NetworkManager http://www.gnome.org/projects/Network...
Hope this helps.